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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions call us at (515) 987-1305.

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Expert Advice: Vivica A. Fox on Kissing and Oral health
Is having good oral hygiene important to kissing...

Children with Chronic Health Conditions may Need Extra Dental Care
... Ineffective oral hygiene...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...taken-by=beyonce We’re happy that this clip highlights the importance of helping kids get an early start on good oral hygiene...

Oral Health Concerns for Preteens
... A combination of hormones, lifestyle changes and poor oral hygiene habits raises the risk of oral health problems among adolescents...

Frequently Asked Questions About Diabetes and Oral Health
... Keep doing your best to control your blood sugar levels with exercise and a healthy diet—and stick to an effective daily oral hygiene routine, which includes both brushing and flossing and coming in for regular dental checkups and cleanings...

Your Teen Could get a Straighter Smile with Clear Aligners Rather than Braces
...Unlike braces, they can be removed for eating, easier oral hygiene or for rare special occasions (although for best effectiveness, they should be worn for 20 to 22 hours each day)...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...It doesn't matter if you do it in your own home, or on the sidelines of an NFL game… as long as you do it! If you would like more information about flossing and oral hygiene, contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

What You Can Do to Support Your Child's Dental Development
...For instance, begin oral hygiene practices before their first teeth come in...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Keep up good oral hygiene...

Stop Gum Disease Before it Harms Your Health
...If you don't practice effective oral hygiene, however, within a few days you could develop an initial infection called gingivitis...

National Fresh Breath Day Reminds Us to Seek Out the Source of Bad Breath
...You can help reduce any disease-based odors by keeping up your daily oral hygiene, especially if you're undergoing treatment for a systemic condition...

Share These Timely Dental Care Tips With Your College-Bound Son or Daughter
...Daily oral hygiene keeps plaque, a thin bacterial film on teeth most responsible for dental disease, from accumulating...

Uncovering Early Gum Disease Through Periodontal Probing
...This thin film of bacteria and food particles accumulates on tooth surfaces, especially because of poor or non-existent oral hygiene...

3 Things You Can Do to Help Your Child Avoid Tooth Decay
...Start oral hygiene early...

Listen to Ellen DeGeneres: Don't Think You Can Get Away Without Flossing!
...DeGeneres received this honor from the National Flossing Council in recognition of her passionate promotion of oral hygiene, particularly flossing...

Bad Breath in Children
...If your child has persistent bad breath, it may be for one of the following reasons: POOR ORAL HYGIENE HABITS...

That Odd 'Lacy' Mouth Sore is No Cause for Alarm
...You can also minimize a future outbreak by practicing effective daily oral hygiene to reduce the bacterial populations that may contribute to the condition...

A Little Daily Brushing and Flossing Can Add Up to a Lifetime of Healthy Teeth and Gums
...That said, though, it's not the be-all and end-all of oral hygiene...

Although Challenging, Cleaning Around Implants Boosts Their Longevity
Daily oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings help keep your natural teeth and gums healthy and disease-free...

What Tara Lipinski Does to Protect One of Her Most Valuable Assets - Her Smile
...Protect this invaluable asset with daily oral hygiene, regular dental visits and prompt treatment for disease or trauma...

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